Partnership for After School Education

Issue 137

February 01, 2017

National Book Foundation's 2017 Innovations in Reading Prize​

The National Book Foundation's 2017 Innovations in Reading Prize will award $10,000 to an individual or organization that has developed an innovative project which creates and sustains a lifelong love of reading in the community they serve. In addition, the Foundation will recognize four projects, which will receive honorable mention. Applications are due end of the day February 28, 2017. If you have questions, contact Benjamin Samuel at or 212-685-0261.

February 01, 2017

Science Everywhere Innovation Challenge

The Overdeck Family Foundation and the Simons Foundation launched Science Everywhere, an initiative to catalyze math and science learning beyond school walls, in partnership with As part of the campaign, the foundations are providing nearly half a million dollars to match donations from the public to creative, hands-on project ideas submitted by teachers that inspire students to explore math and science outside the classroom. At the end of the challenge, a panel of judges led by astronaut Leland Melvin will award five $5,000 prizes to the teachers who come up with the best ideas. Teachers interested in applying can visit the Science Everywhere page. Teachers can submit project ideas through March 24, 2017. Members of the public interested in supporting a project can visit this page. Winning teachers will be announced September 5, 2017.